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Hi everyone,

Is there a way to determine whether the script that is running, is already running, without using;
 

If WinExists

?

Or is there a way to use "If WinExists" to determine the script itself?

The reason I am asking this is because if I want someone to run the .Exe I have and they rename it to whatever they want, how could I then determine in the script to check if there's already an .Exe open, or the script itself is already open?

Should I use Class, or how do I achieve this?

Thanks in advance.

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Look up _Singelton in the help file.


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Thanks for your answer.

 

If _Singleton("test", 1) = 0 Then
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Warning", "An occurrence of test is already running")
    Exit
EndIf
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OK", "the first occurrence of test is running")
("test",

This is the identification of the title of the script, correct? - If the script name were changed, wouldn't it still be possible to run it twice after changing the name?

 

Or did I get it wrong? - Thanks in advance.

Should I maybe use

WinGetState

And refer to the Class:
 

Quote

AutoIt v3 GUI

instead?

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Is there a way to refer to the script directly to get the script name, instead of typing in the name? like "@. .  "
Would this suffice?

If _Singleton(@ScriptName, 1) = 0 Then
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Warning", "An occurrence of test is already running")
    Exit
EndIf
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OK", "the first occurrence of test is running")

@ScriptName <

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9 minutes ago, RoundChecker said:

If the script name were changed, wouldn't it still be possible to run it twice after changing the name?

How about trying it, and DON'T use @scriptname as the parameter because then if someone does rename it and run it again with the new name, this check will fail.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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9 minutes ago, BrewManNH said:

How about trying it, and DON'T use @scriptname as the parameter because then if someone does rename it and run it again with the new name, this check will fail.

You're right, didn't think about this one :>

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By the way, you put anything you want in the first parameter of _Singleton, any string will work in there. Just don't use anything tied to the name of the script that's interpreted at runtime such as any of the @Script* macros.


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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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